Sunday, April 10, 2011

Muyil (Chunyaxché)

After spending a few hours at the Archaeological site of Xel-Ha I made my way south to the ancient city of Muyil. The site is located about 25 km south of Playa del Carmen on the road to Felipe Carillo puerto. The signage up to the site is not great but it is very easy to take a van or "colectivo" to the site from Tulum. The city is fairly large and possess some fairly large structures, especially for coastal Quintana Roo. The city is divided in to two sections which are refered to as Muyil A, and Muyil B. Muyil A houses aproximately 40 structures and is the only one of the two areas to be open to the public. It is beleived that Muyil mas first occupied in the third century B.C. and Archaeological evidence seems to suggest that due to its location on the then remote eastern coast of the Yucatan peninsula it was ocupied untill the XVI century.
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